Year 66 was a
common year starting on Wednesday(link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.__NOTOC__
September 22— Emperor Nerocreates the legion I "Italica".
* Jewish revolt against the
Roman Empire: The Zealotstake Jerusalemand the Sicariicapture the fortress of Masada.
Cestius Gallus, legate of Syria, attempts to put down the Jewish rebellion.
* Roman Legion II "Augusta" is stationed at
Suetonius Paullinusbecomes a Roman Consul.
Baekjeinvades Sillain the Korean peninsula, and captures Castle Ugok.
First Epistle to Timothyis written (approximate date).
Arts and Science
Dioscorideswrites his "De Materia Medica", a treatise on the methodical treatment of disease by use of medicine.
Halley's Cometis visible.
Petronius, Roman writer
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